If you need any support in navigating how to pay for college and/or student aid and scholarship applications, we encourage you to connect with our Center for Advancing Financial Education (CAFE). We encourage you to set up a meeting with our peer mentors by visiting the CAFE website at Center for Advancing Financial Education (CAFE).
Everyone should apply! You could be awarded need-based and/or merit-based aid and scholarships. Applying is the first step. Don’t miss out on potential opportunities, such as a scholarship offer from the College of Business. Funds are limited, but if you apply by the priority deadline, February 29, 2024, to increase your chances of getting the support you need. Finally, remember to apply every year. Next year’s applications will become available October 1, 2024.
OSU’s ScholarDollars: Starting November 1, your student could begin applying for all OSU and College of Business (COB) scholarships through OSU’s ScholarDollars. The College of Business deadline is February 15, 2024.
FAFSA: Remember that if your student is eligible, to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-25 academic year will begin in December! It’s important to prepare for this application again as there are certain awards, like Oregon Opportunity Grant or FSEOG Grant, that are first come, first served. If your student waits, they might miss out on certain programs. For all of your FAFSA and Financial Aid questions, use OSU’s FinancialAid TV to find easy to understand answers.
ORSAA: If your student is undocumented and residing in Oregon, they may be eligible for state and OSU aid. Starting in December 2023, you can complete the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) for the 2024-25 academic year. Remember, these are aid programs that are first come, first served, so apply right away.